Weekend Outdoor Dining Expands to More Brooklyn Streets

Carroll Gardens. Photo by Susan De Vries


    After a two-week trial period, City Hall’s open streets dining initiative is expanding to more Brooklyn thoroughfares, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday.

    The program will be extended through the end of October, and more streets that were not originally part of the program will be opened, according to the mayor.

    “Open restaurants has given New Yorkers more than just a meal away from home,” de Blasio said. “It has given our city a sign that better times are ahead.”

    The Brooklyn streets added to the program include:

    • Graham Avenue between Conselyea Street and Skillman Avenue in Williamsburg.
    • 5th Avenue between 40th and 41st Street in Sunset Park.
    • 5th Avenue between President Street and 3rd Street, and between 10th Street and 13th Street in Park Slope.

    The program is only in effect on weekends – from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, and from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

    “The DOT Open Streets restaurant program will throw a lifeline to small businesses that are fighting for survival,” said Fifth Avenue Sunset Park BID Director David Estrada. “We stand ready to support this and other creative solutions that promote public health and commerce.”

    Editor’s note: A version of this story originally ran on Brownstoner sister pub Brooklyn Paper. Click here to see the original story.

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